Romance Book Club - Astrid Parker Doesn't Fail
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Our Romance Book Club is a monthly book club focused on contemporary, historical, and LGBTQ+ adult romances. Romance is a genre that gets a bad rep, and we want to help change that. There's so much fun writing happening in Romance today, and we think everyone deserves to see themselves in a steamy romcom novel.
For Astrid Parker, failure is unacceptable. Ever since she broke up with her fiance a year ago, she's been focused on her career-her friends might say she's obsessed, but she's just driven. When Pru Everwood asks her to be the designer for the Everwood Inn's renovation that will be broadcasted on a popular home improvement show, Innside America, Astrid knows this is the answer to everything that is wrong with her life. It'll be the perfect distraction from her failed love life, and her perpetually displeased mother might finally give her nod of approval. However, Astrid never planned on Jordan Everwood, Pru's granddaughter and lead carpenter for the inn's renovation, who despises every modern design decision Astrid makes. Jordan is determined to preserve the history of her family's inn, particularly as the rest of her life is in shambles. When that determination turns into a little light sabotage, ruffling Astrid's perfect little feathers, the showrunners ask them to play up the tension. But somewhere along the way, their dislike for each other turns into something quite different, and Astrid must decide what success truly means. Is she going to pursue the life that she's expected to lead, or the one she wants?
Praise for Astrid Parker Doesn't Fail
"As only she can, Ashley Herring Blake weaves magic through each corner of her work, transporting readers to an inclusive haven they'll never want to leave."--Courtney Kae, author of In the Event of Love
"Returning readers will be delighted to revisit Bright Falls and any romance fan will thrill at the sexual and emotional gratification on offer here."-- Publishers Weekly
"Blake tenderly explores Astrid's journey to becoming more herself--which involves interrogating her career dreams and realizing that she's bisexual. Astrid and Jordan are both appealing characters, and Astrid's boisterous and endearing group of queer friends will make Bright Falls a town readers won't want to leave. A steamy, emotional, and charming romance about defining success on your own terms."-- Kirkus Reviews
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